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All About The Musician

Jimi Tunnell

"Jimi Tunnell is a master musician whose diverse talent encompasses many musical styles from Pop and R&B to Jazz and Classical. He is a stunning vocalist and a brilliant guitarist. He's also a sought-after arranger, composer, and producer.

Jimi has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Carly Simon, Laurie Anderson, The Bee Gees, Arcadia (Duran Duran), C& C Music Factory, Malcolm McClaren, Arthur Baker, Little Louie Vega, Cover Girls, New Kids On The Block, Southside Johnny, Paul Schaffer, Will Lee (David Letterman), Steve Smith (Journey), Hiram Bullock, Daryl Jones, Dave Liebman, Teo Macero, Omar Hakim (Sting, Madonna), Dennis Chambers, Victor Bailey (Madonna, Weather Report), Kenny Garret, Mino Cinelu, Tom Coster (Santana), Adam Holzman (Miles Davis), Steps Ahead, and The Bob Belden Ensemble.

Mr. Tunnell toured extensively in Japan with Yellow Magic Orchestra artist Yukihiro Takahashi. He later succeeded Mike Stern as guitarist for the electric jazz super group Steps Ahead, touring internationally with the band for three years. As the first artist to successfully incorporate vocals into their live concerts, his original compositions were greeted with standing ovations at Jazz Festivals such as North Sea, Montreaux, Milan, Paris, etc . . .

Jimi currently heads the production company, Buffalo Sound, and leads the critically acclaimed band, Trilateral Commission, which includes percussionist Jose Rossy (Weather Report, Talking Heads) and drummer Rodney Holmes (Santana, Zawinul Syndicate)."

Jimi Tunnell and his Canton Custom Instrument